Communities of color are often exposed to greater amounts pollution than others. These higher exposures increase the risk of developing cancer, other health ailments, or simply intolerable living conditions, not to mention damage to property and reduced property values. State agencies often lack the will and authority to protect communities of color from these risks. The Alliance will seek equal justice for communities of color by exposing regulatory agency failures, challenging agency authorizations to pollute, petitioning for the adoption of rules to protect human health from cumulative exposures to contaminants, and enforcing civil rights laws.
Alliance prepares mapping tool showing Alabama facilities releasing toxics that pose health risks to minority communities
Open side panel to see legend by clicking on >> icon. Click on dots to identify facilities and see data. Click on census block groups to see population and percent minority. A full-featured mapping tool and more facility data are located here.